Kawhi Leonard was named NBA defensive player of the year. Draymond Green wasn’t. Might have done Warriors a favor. Green will play out of his skull tonight to prove voters wrong. If Curry doesn’t play, Warriors need Green to step up big time.

This is a controversial vote. Green defends all five positions and, along with Andrew Bogut and Andre Iguodala, makes the Warriors defense tough. Not taking anything away from Leonard. Both are great defenders.

Draymond Green takes this stuff personally — will feel he’s been slighted.